Alicyclobacillus is a spore-forming bacteria that is able to grow in acidic conditions, while the spores are able to survive typical pasteurization procedures. Alicyclobacillus, while not considered a food safety hazard, is a quality control target organism for manufacturers of acidic beverages because of the negative effect its presence can have on the aroma, flavor, and hence the ultimate quality of fruit drinks and juices.
This proficiency test is therefore ideal for evaluating your testing ability for contaminants in fruit juice, from which to ensure only high-quality test results are offered to your customers.
Fruit Juices, enjoy vast consumption around the world, leading to increased pressure on producers and in turn, supply chains. This can lead to manufacturers reducing quality control measures in an effort to meet demand. Accurate testing should therefore be employed to ensure only safe, high quality foodstuffs are offered to consumers.
Proficiency testing measures from Fapas make use of real food matrices, from which to ensure direct comparisons can be made with your current routine analysis activities. This can ensure any areas of improvement are relevant and concise to action in an efficient way, to pass directly to your customers and regulators alike. These are invaluable to ensure your testing ability is competitive within a saturated business environment.